Sometimes you can go through your whole life and not know who you are and whose you are. Something in my childhood and adult life shaped these thoughts in me. This is my new beginning. I am 62 years old and it took an unscheduled upheaval in my life three years ago (loss of a job and an attack on my character) to begin to fathom whose I really am. This story is about the first steps of my journey and finding GOD and finding who I am in HIM. The scripture states in Jeremiah Chapter One and verse five (Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV) “ Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Only in the last few years, that this scripture became a “revelation moment” in my life. We can spend our whole lives believing in GOD and not knowing the true power of GOD.
One Sunday at church, my former Pastor gave us a powerful word in the scripture Romans Chapter Eight and verse one (Romans 8:1 NKJV) There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Wow! Another “revelation moment”, we go through life trying to become perfect before we deem we are worthy to belong to GOD’s family. We delay our salvation because we believe that we will never be right. We go through life being unhappy because of the experiences of our life. I do remember at that point saying to GOD I want more of you; I want to know You. I will never forget that on my 40th wedding anniversary in 2012 I clearly heard GOD say, “Your wilderness days are over.” Two weeks after that my former Pastor came in on Sunday and said, “This is the last service we will be having, I am closing the ministry and you all are free to seek other church homes.” What a release. After that I wandered from church to church not finding what I was looking for. GOD will get you to where he wants you to be. A friend of my husband and I invited us to a ViSalus meeting on a Sunday to hear about this great business opportunity. We had no idea that it would be at a ministry. We came in through the business side of the building C.E. Hall Construction and ended up in this adjoining office. Well when we finally got in to heat the presentation; I did not hear any of what was being said. I was captured by the vision posters around the room. I began to write down the scriptures from the posters. The one that particularly caught my eye was the Journey of Faith poster with the nine men on it. I was curious and wanted to know more. Afterwards Gene talked to my husband and me for two hours. The significance of this is that my husband is a hard man to impress and as he and Gene talked all I saw was the Glory of GOD coming from this man. I knew there was something different about this place and I wanted to know more. I told my husband that I was going to come and visit this ministry again. After coming to visit on several Saturday night services something inside of me knew. I was sitting home one Friday afternoon and this deep unction hit me to come out to Kingdom Life and talk to Gene. I reasoned it could wait until Saturday, but a compelling came over me and I knew I had to go. I missed Gene by fifteen minutes and met with Leigh and I knew that this was the place GOD had for me to get a greater revelation of HIM and to work out my salvation. I hope what I write will free someone to begin to find out who they are and whose they are so that Romans 8:1 will become the freeing Word in your life. There is more to this story but it would be too long for now. Just know GOD has not written yet. My husband’s part has yet to be written.
Thank you GOD for the beginning.
“GOD will get you to where he wants you to be.“